You know, of late I am really fed up with talking to morons. People who refuse to see the wood for the trees, to accept a little responsibility for their ineptitude. This constant need some people seem to have to require evidence before they can allow themselves to engage fully with other people and life. It’s disheartening and equally disquieting to see how entrenched in the illusion of society that some people become. This world where scientific theory, and rational thought takes on supernatural legendary status, to be called upon like canonical law at moments of uncertainty, the re-affirmation of faith to an empirical system that is built upon the power of the authoritative word, which seems to propound a ‘truth’ that is as imaginary as the tooth fairy. How is this not a religion? How does this not require faith to keep true to such a system of assumptions that most have little first-hand experience and thus evidence of, and what’s more that many of us misinterpret as some form of factual truth, when in fact scientific theory claims nothing of the sort?
The clue is in the word ‘theory’ of course. What this says is that it is not the method that is at fault, but that the fault lies with the individual who chooses to omit certain factors to suit their own purposes, and so as not to look inadequate in the eyes of their peers. But then our societies are built on self-serving rules, that usually only serve the people that create them.
So I ask, where is your evidence that what you believe is any more valid than what I believe? Even if you were to provide that evidence, why should I believe it over my own years of knowledge and expertise in being an active member of society, and a fully functioning and cognisant human being? Why would I place my trust in someone or something that I felt I did not benefit from?
Of course this works in both directions, and rightly so. Equally why should you believe anything I say? You shouldn’t, take everything with a pinch of salt and have a good think before you make any decisions. My wish is that people understand what they believe and why it is they believe it, because if there is any doubt, then that comes across in their communication, and all it does is cause confusion. It creates unnecessary arguments that become a wrestling match involving the tussle of semantics. As far as I’m concerned, and I could be mistaken, but if you must argue the toss about semantics then I would hasten a guess that you are being a hypocrite somewhere along the line, and that some part of your resounding logic is flawed and merits re-evaluation.
I would imagine that this little tirade of mine might just put the wind up some people, as we say in these parts. Well I’m glad it does, because if you are not willing to have your beliefs challenged, then you cannot hope to learn anything new and grow into a slightly less argumentative and self-righteous human being with a useful, more compassionate view point to contribute. One that might actually help you get along better with others, and lead to a more positive and productive outlook for everyone in general.